Distribution of the short film "Arrocco"
Distribution of the short film "Arrocco"

CASTLING

( ARROCCO )

by  Federico Yang
short film / Drama

Poster of the short film "Arrocco" by Federico Yang

The solitude of a young hermit is disrupted by dreams of intimacy and an awkward appointment.

Synopsis

A young man, disappointed in human relations, moves into a tower in the middle of nowhere. However over time the pleasant solitude gives in to dreams of intimacy, and the hermit attempts to satisfy them by calling an escort. The encounter won’t go as imagined, but will encourage him to question his solitary life.

CASTLING

( ARROCCO )

by  Federico Yang
short film / Drama

The solitude of a young hermit is disrupted by dreams of intimacy and an awkward appointment.

Synopsis

A young man, disappointed in human relations, moves into a tower in the middle of nowhere. However over time the pleasant solitude gives in to dreams of intimacy, and the hermit attempts to satisfy them by calling an escort. The encounter won’t go as imagined, but will encourage him to question his solitary life.
Poster of the short film "Arrocco" by Federico Yang

CASTLING

( ARROCCO )

Italy, 2024 / 10′

a film by
Federico Yang

with
Antonio Prugno
Fabio Aricò

Screenplay Federico Yang
Director of Photography Chiara Cappiello
Production Design Federico Yang
Editor Federico Yang
Composer “La Solitude”
di Joshua Kyan Aalampour
Sound Valerio Pitorri
Cristina Cascone
Camera Assistant Noah Záborszky
Titles Alessandro Maoloni
Producer Federico Yang
Distribution Alpha Film

The director

Federico Yang, director of the short film "Arrocco"

Federico Yang

Biofilmography

Sino-Italian filmmaker, Federico Yang earned a bachelor degree, at the Rome University of Fine Arts, and a Master of Fine Arts, at the San Francisco State University, both in Cinema. He made and contributed to several student films. His academic journey culminated in the short film “Castling”.

Director statement

Castling’s story has changed significantly over the past few years, much like myself. Its focus has gradually shifted from sex to intimacy, to feeling a true and deep connection with another human being. It’s an experience that I personally find as beautiful as it is utopian; a sentiment inherited by Arrocco’s protagonist. So much so that I’m uncertain whether Francesco makes the correct choice at the end. I want to believe he does, and I hope the viewer feels the same way.
Alpha Film, distribuzione cortometraggi